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Fell on left palm, thumb area pain, grip difficulty. How to get relief of the pain?

Hello I recently (2 hours ago) fell on my hand twice. Once was bad on concrete going about 5mph and slipped put all my weight on left palm. Then 5 minutes later fell again this time not so hard but again on the left hand. I feel some sort of internal bruising if I touch some areas by the thumb palm area. When i grip somethings a certain way like say door knob or dumbell it hurts like you know what. Almost like a pinching bruising pain especially when I bend my thumb back as if I were stretching it. My question is what can I put on it externally to soothe the pain and how long does something like this last. My job requires me to drive a lot an so far its been a pain. Thanks for all the help doc! -Anthony
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Hi Anthony,
Thanks for writing in to Heathcare Magic!
Two serious falls in few hours! Beware of the third!
What you are doing dude!
It is expected to hurt and cause a bit more swelling in coming hours.
Please keep the hand elevated above the level of heart all the time.
Start oral pain killer and apply local pain killer gel like Voveran.
If anytime you notice cold fingers or excessive pain/bluish discoloration then please consult an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible because that finding indicates vascular compromise.

If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.

Wish you a great health!
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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